MPCA strategic plan

The MPCA's five-year strategic plan charts the agency’s direction through 2022. This plan reflects insight gathered from external stakeholders in 2017 and thoughtful review from agency staff and management.

PDF icon 2018-2022 MPCA Strategic Plan (p-gen1-21)


Reduce chloride (salt) entering surface waters and groundwater.

Accelerate prioritized and targeted reductions in nutrient pollution by integrating strategies with local watersheds.

Achieve wastewater pollutant reduction goals and maximize cost-effectiveness of public infrastructure investment.


Reduce food waste from households and businesses by generating less and rescuing and recycling more.

Identify and address emerging risks by completing assessment of backlogged contaminated sites.

Prevent and reduce risks to groundwater from unlined construction and demolition landfills.


Improve air quality in population centers.

Offset excessive emissions and advance diesel reductions via the Volkswagen Settlement.

Reduce air permitting backlog.

Reduce Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

Cross agency

Incorporate strategies to address environmental justice concerns in all programs.

Increase involvement of communities in decisions and actions that affect them.

Act on opportunities to increase resilience of communities and the environment to climate change impacts.


Increase the diversity of the agency’s workforce, through best efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention.

Accelerate the availability of data and information in a self-service format.

Improve agency’s ability to identify, manage and sustain organizational improvement.